Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.
Below are links to view trade data snapshots for selected NAICS codes. Additional trade data is available through the TradeStats Express Database.
|Infrastructure Opportunities in Panama and Colombia -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Railroad Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)|
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In this webinar you will learn about the opportunities in the following sectors: building products, construction equipment, electrical power systems, safety and security equipment, airport supplies, logistics and distribution solutions providers, port equipment, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS), airport and port design and construction.
A plethora of opportunities for American firms in Colombia and Panama are the result of by the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.
The US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement on May 15, 2012 provides immediate duty-free entry for 80 percent of U.S. consumer and industrial exports to Colombia, with remaining tariffs phased out over the next 10 years.Colombia is the third largest market in the region, after Mexico and Brazil, and is ranked 22nd as a market for U.S. exports globally. Over the past 10 years, Colombia has become one of the most stable economies in the region.
The US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) that has had the effect of eliminating some 90% of tariffs and duties on U.S. exports to Panama. In 2011, U.S. exports to Panama jumped 34% to $8.25 billion – in no small part due to the fact that Panama's economy grew 10.5%.
Main webinar speakers include Cameron Werker,Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Colombia and Daniel T. Crocker, Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy Panama
Please see Trade Mission Link to learn more:
|Cameron Werker, Shanghai|
Principal Commercial Officer
|Daniel Crocker, OIO-WH|
|Arica Young, TPP|
International Trade Specialist